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Caloptilia rufipennella (Hübner, 1796)

Small Red Slender
15.0060 (B&F: 284)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gracillarioidea
    »Family: Gracillariidae
      »Subfamily: Gracillariinae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Common

A resident species whose larvae generally occur sparingly or fairly commonly in deciduous woods, especially in the West. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-July until autumn, and again after hibernation in the following spring up to early May. Larvae feed on sycamore samaras. (Pratt, 2011)

Caloptilia rufipennella (Hübner, 1796)
Brighton, 07 xi 2015
Photo: Gideon Knight
Caloptilia rufipennella (Hübner, 1796)
Brighton1, 07 xi 2015
Photo: Gideon Knight
Caloptilia rufipennella (Hübner, 1796)
Lindfield, 7 viii 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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